Stephen Hawking Has One Big Item Left on His 'Pop Culture Icon' To-Do List (Hint: It Involves the Kardashians!)

04/13/2016 AT 12:25 PM EDT

Stephen Hawking has been immortalized in film and television; however, he still doesn't feel like he's made it – and the main item on his "pop culture" bucket list is seriously surprising.

"I won't feel like a true pop culture icon until I've been on the Kardashians," Hawking, 74, told ABC's World News Tonight in a recent interview about his and Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner's plans for interstellar exploration.

Yes, this theoretical physicist – who has appeared on The Simpsons, The Big Bang Theory and had an Oscar-nominated movie about his life made – wants to be on Keeping up with the Kardashians. Scientific geniuses really are just like us!


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"Be careful what you wish for," responds World News Tonight anchor David Muir.



Can someone please make sure this out-of-this-world cameo happens soon?
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